Tiggerlong Nibel Heads Grenfell's Sandown Charge

TRAINER Correy Grenfell is hoping a good run of box draws will translate to a successful evening at Sandown Park on Thursday night.

Mick Floyd

16 February 2022

CORREY Grenfell is hoping a good run of box draws will translate to a successful evening at Sandown Park on Thursday night.

Three of Grenfell’s five runners – Tiggerlong Nibel, Tynslee Bale and Inka Bale – have come up with box one and have been installed favourites with TAB.

Of those three, Grenfell believes Tiggerlong Nibel is a clear top pick.

“He’s drawn where he wants,” he said.

“He’s a very fast dog. He’ll be coming from off the speed but he’s strong as. As long as they don’t come together at the first turn I expect him to be winning.”

Still a week shy of his second birthday, Grenfell is confident not only confident of Tiggerlong Nibel’s chances on Thursday night, but is planning for big things in the future.

“He’ll get down to 29.20 with a clean run – I think he’ll be a real good Speed Star dog – he’s just real clumsy early. I don’t know what his go is but he just ploughs into the back of other dogs.

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“I’ll consider him for the Launching Pad, and in the next couple of months I’ll look to step him up once the age restricted races are out of the way.”

Grenfell was also confident of Tynslee Bale’s chances believing the draw and her excellent early speed (Grenfell believes she can break five seconds to the first mark) gives her a winning chance, but urged caution about Group 2 Laurels finalist Inka Bale in the final race of the night.

“The two (Invictus Louie) being scratched helps because she wants to get off a little bit. She’s been a little bit off since the Laurels but from the red with an empty box on her outside, it might bring her back to form.

“But I certainly wouldn’t be backing her.”

The first of 12 races at Sandown Park will jump at 7.04pm.

Best: Soda Success (race 11, number 1)

Each way: Weblec Scout (race 5, number 4)

Quaddie: 14568 / 123 / 45 / 1235 = 41.67% for $50